On episode 458 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith welcomes back his colleague and dear friend, Dr. Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, FAAN, the CEO and Founder of The Healthy Workforce Institute and the foremost expert on bullying, incivility, and aberrant behavior in healthcare and nursing.
In the course of their conversation, Keith and Dr. Thompson discuss the ongoing battle against bullying and incivility and the strategies that can transform toxic healthcare workplace cultures into healthy, functional, and successful environments for both staff and patients.
Renee grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the oldest of 5 kids. There was never a dull moment in the Rossi home as her parents provided anyone in need a seat at the dinner table and sometimes a place to stay. Renee’s father had a strong work ethic (still does) and worked hard to provide for his family. Her mom kept everyone fed, watered, clothed, and is extremely kind, generous, and loving. Renee acquired her drive to accomplish everything she could in this one precious life and her passion for helping others from her parents.
Adulting didn’t come easy for Renee at first. She married young and had two kids right away, without the means to provide for them. One day she looked around and decided she wanted a better life for her girls and for herself. So, she got her associate degree in nursing at a local community college, then got her bachelors, masters, and finally, in 2015, received her doctoral degree in nursing. Along the way, she divorced her first husband and married the man of her dreams. Together, Ashley and Renee have built a life that they love.
Ten years ago, Renee took a leap of faith, quit a really great job that she loved, and started her own business. The business started basically as Renee – a speaker. Fast-forward to today, and she’s expanded the business beyond just her and now enjoys watching her company develop into an institute that serves numerous clients around the globe.
Connect with Dr. Renee Thompson and the Healthy Workforce Institute:
- The Healthy Workforce Institute
- Dr. Thompson on LinkedIn
- The Coffee Break Podcast
Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.
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